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challis

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noun chal·lis \ˈsha-lē\

Definition of challis

plural

challises

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  1. :  a lightweight soft clothing fabric made of cotton, wool, or synthetic yarns



Origin and Etymology of challis

probably from the name Challis


First Known Use: 1836


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